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CTA fare hikes cause unrest

By Kaley Fowler

December 3, 2012

Public transit customers may soon find themselves paying 16 to 75 percent more for bus and rail passes under the proposed 2013 Chicago Transit Authority budget.The budget, introduced Nov. 20, would increase the cost of transit passes in an effort to shave $50 million from the CTA’s $165 million deficit.“These changes put the ‘doomsday’ budgets of the past behind us,” said CTA President Forrest Claypool in a writt...

SGA needs more senators

By Editorial Board

November 26, 2012

The Student Government Association’s primary responsibility is to act as a liaison between the student body and the administration, a duty that has become increasingly important during the prioritization process. Ideally, the SGA would represent voices from all departments.But 12 of the 30 Student Senate seats in the SGA are vacant, SGA President and senior journalism major Cassandra Norris told The Chronicle, meaning t...

Redistricting may be done, but bigger problems remain

By Samuel Charles

January 23, 2012

Well, it’s finally over.Chicago’s decennial tradition of redrawing the 50 ward boundaries has come and gone once again. While the new map passed with a 41-8 vote in the City Council Jan. 19, it wasn’t without struggle, and its effect will be felt for years to come.With a substantial decrease in the Caucasian and African-American populations, as well as a sizeable influx of Latino residents, the new map is much more reflective of C...

Beaming purple

By Contributing Writer

November 29, 2011

By Tim Shaunnessey, Contributing WriterIf the Chicago skyline suddenly looks purple, it’s because 15 of the city’s most prominent buildings, including the Willis Tower, Wrigley Building and Goodman Theatre, have agreed to adopt the color in support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.The month-long color change was endorsed in early November by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said in a written statement released on Nov. 4 that it “...

Willis Tower Climb 2011

By Brent Lewis

November 9, 2011

Climbers took to the Willis Tower on Sundaty Nov. 6, 2011 to climb 103 floors which equals 2,109 steps to the Willis Tower Skydeck benefiting Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Hand cycles with virtual climbing screens were avilable for those who were unable to climb the stairwell. Last year the Chicago event raised more than $1,000,000 for the RIC, making it the #1 rehabilitation Hospital in America.[kml_flashembed publishm...

‘Chicago Rot’ potential star of booming indie film scene

By Sophia Coleman

September 6, 2011

Chicago may not be the next Hollywood in terms of big-name film production, but there is considerable potential coming from three local independent filmmakers who have made it their mission to do the city justice.According to Rich Moskal, director of the Chicago Film Office, 121 N. La Salle St., the film scene here is on an upswing, reflected in its rapid growth.One indie film garnering high expectations is “Chicago Rot,” a...

Participants take stairs for those who cannot

By J_Howard

November 22, 2010

Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, is most notable for being the tallest building in the United States. It is also home to the SkyRise Chicago climb, where participants walk, run or skip up the stairs of the tower’s 103 floors.In its second year, SkyRise Chicago had more than 2,500 climbers participate in the event on Nov. 14. All proceeds went to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where those with traumatic, life-changing injuries are cared for and treat...

City to house world’s largest airline

By Stephanie Saviola

May 10, 2010

“Let’s fly together” is the new slogan for what is expected to be the largest airline in the world and its operation headquarters will be located right here in Chicago.United and Continental airlines announced in the early hours of May 3 the merger of the two companies. The fusion of the airlines will have United’s name, but Continental’s globe logo.“The merger came together very quickly,” said Christen David,...

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